Igor Vorobyov (born in 1965) is the Petersburgian composer, musicologist, author of the opuses in different genres, i. e. music theatre, chamber, vocal, drama. His literary inclinations revealed in such researches as “Russian Avant-garde and Alexander Mosolov's Creation of the 1920ies–1930ies” and the collection of poems entitled as “Nocturne 33”.
The Concerto for contrabass and orchestra refers to 2004. As the contrabass repertoire is rather scant, Igor Vorobyov's Concerto is an attempt to fill in the gaps of this area by means of this original virtuoso composition able to match with the cello programme.
The composition is dedicated to Alexander Alekseyevich Shilo, teacher and interpreter, assistant professor of the St.Petersburg Conservatoire, having enjoyed popularity as the soloist-contrabassist. The premi?re took place on October 3, 2005 at the Assembly Hall of the Russian State Hertsen University. The Concerto for contrabass and orchestra was represented by the State orchestra “Classics” (art director — A. Kantorov) conducted by Roman Leontyev. While the solo part was performed by Alexander Shilo.